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might have been able to have cast out the Devil, and to have cured my Son 3 but they could not. 17. Then Jesus rebuked his Disciples for their want of Faith, saying 3 How long must I be with you ? and how many Miracles must I work among you, before you will firmly believe me, and attain such a degree of Faith in my Name, to which God may annex the Power of working all Miracles Let the young Man be brought hither to me. 18. Then they brought him to Jesus; and Jesus commanded the Devil to come out of him ; and his Disease was perfectly healed. 19. And when the People were gone, the Disciples, o that they had not been able to work this Mi

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17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation,how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you ? bring him hither to me.

18 Ard Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him ; and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, 'Why could not we cast

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20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you , If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed,ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove ; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21. Howbeit this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting,

22 of And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betray

20. Jesus said: ‘Twas for want of Faith in you, as well as in those who desired your help 3 For verily if you had never so little Faith in comparison, answerable in any measure to your Office and your Advantages, nothing should be too hard for you to effect §c. Glory of God and in Confirmation of my DoČtrine 3 but ye should be able to do even things seemingly as impossible, as removing Mountains, and throwing them into the Sea. 21. Only ye must remember, that God does not grant the Power of working these greater Miracles, such as are caffing out Devils, and the like; but to those whose Faith is strengthned by earnest Prayer and Fasting, and accompanied with great Devotion and Purity of Mind. 22 T After this, Jesus returned with his Disciples to Capernaum through Galilee; and as they were in the the way, Jesus, to prepare his Disciples that they might not be overwhelmed with Sorrow at his Death, began to re-mind them again, that he must needs be delivered into the Hands of his Persecutors ; 23. And that he must be slain by them, and that on the third day he should rise again. But the Disciples understood not what he meant by Rising again, and they were grieved to hear of his Sufferings and Death. 14. TNow when they were come home to Capernaum, where Jesus used todwell,the Officers appointed to gather the yearly Offering for the Service of the Temple,came to Peter and asked him, if his Master would not pay the usual Offering. 25,85 26. Peter said; Yes, I suppose so. And when they were come into the House, and Peter was about to ask him concerning it, Jesus prevented him, saying; Peter, what think you? If earthly Princes use

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23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again: and they were exceeding sorry.

24 s And when they were come to Capernaum , they that received tribute-money, came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute 2

25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkeft thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute 2 of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter

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to demand Tribute, not of their own childréh and Families, but only of others; Do you not think there is the same reason, that I, whom you acknöwledge to be the Son of God, should be excused from paying any thing to the Service of the Temple * 27. Nevertheless, that we may not give them any occafion of blaming us, go to the Lake, and cast in a Hook, and take the first Fish that comes up 3 and you shall find a piece of Money in his Mouth : that take, and give it to the Officers for my Of. fering and yours.


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I. T this time the Di-
- sciples, filled with
great TExpectations. of the
ëlory of Christ's Kingdom,
began to dispute among
themselves about Prehemi-
nence, and who should be
greatest in that Kingdom :
till at last Jesus took No.
tice of the Dispute, and the
TMatter t was brought to
be decided before him.
2, & 3. Then Jesus, set-
ting a little Child before
them, said: Ye are in a
great Mistake : the King-
dom of God is not like
the Kingdoms of this pre-
sent World; Men shall not
there be exalted, as they are
here, by striving for Digni-
ty and Preheminences but

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